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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. GOP columnist: Rubio can't be trusted on Senate plans

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      Republican commentator Chris Ingram continues his longtime argument against Marco Rubio in a Tampa Tribune column today. Ingram suggests Rubio will run for his Senate seat if his presidential bid falters,

    2. Rubio touts his experience before Des Moines Register edit board

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      Marco Rubio is in Iowa Saturday and made the required stop to the Des Moines Register editorial board, and made the case why he is ready to be president. In a new variation on his answer, Rubio called himself the "chief administrative officer" of the Florida House.

      Marco Rubio's finances have presented an opportunity — and a curse

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio nearly quit politics.

      As a Republican presidential candidate, 43-year-old Sen. Marco Rubio is portraying himself as someone who shares the struggles and aspirations of many Americans. It's not just a line when he talks about crushing college loans; he's lived it. He's felt the squeeze of a mortgage and providing for four children. [Associated Press]
    3. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio walk careful line on immigration reform

      State Roundup

      NASHUA, N.H. — Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have turned explaining their similar positions on immigration reform into a political art form.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015, in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit  brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. [Getty Images]
    4. Marco Rubio's finances an opportunity -- and a curse

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      A preview of our Sunday profile of Marco Rubio's finances:

      Marco Rubio nearly quit politics.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate
    5. Rubio votes against Loretta Lynch; Nelson votes for her

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      The U.S. Senate just voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General, ending a long battle that got hung up over President Obama's executive action on immigration.

    6. National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton

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      Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect.

    7. Norman Braman begins financing pro-Rubio Super PAC

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      Norman Braman is making good on his pledge to provide significant financial support to Marco Rubio.

    8. Bush, Rubio among 5 candidates Koch brothers evaluating

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      The following is from USA Today:

      WICHITA, Kan. — Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.

    9. Rubio says he's definitely not keeping Senate seat as backup

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      One by one they have taken a pass. Pam Bondi. Jeff Atwater. Will Weatherford. Tom Rooney.